Mapping The Province

Kory Spencer Sorrell

in Representative Practices

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780823223541
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235582 | DOI:

Series: American Philosophy

Mapping The Province

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This chapter focuses on the view of representation according to Peirce and the nature of representation itself. This subject requires an extensive discussion of Peirce's semiotic, therefore most of the chapter focuses on central concepts. Representation must engage in some general way with the semiosis or the science of sign activity. The semiotic proceeds through the development of a general theory of signs with all varieties that are possible in semiosis. A sign of action, or a chain of semiosis development, does not take leave entirely of the reality that gives rise to it. The principal concern in this chapter is with showing how constructive representation can coincide with the real, and providing an argument that the real not only impinges on representation in a relatively external way.

Keywords: semiosis; Peirce; representation; semiosis; constructive representation

Chapter.  15918 words. 

Subjects: Feminist Philosophy

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